Next I'll be revealing the kitchen and you won't want to miss!
It's the first official day of summer and we have been spending our days at the pool! Which means I've been washing beach towels non-stop! Your laundry room is one of the most used rooms in a house, so why not make it beautiful? Today I'm featuring a laundry room that I designed for a house that was unfortunately flooded during Hurricane Harvey. This room is off the back door, so there's a mud area too for all your bags, coats and shoes to be dropped. I love how this little space has so much character and feels so fresh and clean!
The quartz countertop is so nice because you have a clean space to fold your clothes. And we went with a marble style subway tile for the backsplash, installed all the way up to the ceiling. It really makes the room feel bigger!
The subtle colors in the backsplash are so beautiful!
The floor is a solid, matte hexagon tile with white grout that has been sealed. The grout color makes such a difference and really makes the pattern pop!
We added some shiplap in the mudroom to separate the space. The shiplap is such a nice compliment to the backsplash and the floors! I just love how everything blends together so beautifully!
You can see how the darker floors add some contrast to the shiplap and wall color (SW Repose Gray).
That's it for this room! Would you want to do laundry in here?
Next I'll be revealing the kitchen and you won't want to miss!
Today I am sharing a room makeover I recently completed here in College Station! I really enjoyed working on this project because I love creating fun spaces for little kids, and I'm not used to decorating with so much pink! I'm used to decorating my little boys' rooms so this was a fun challenge for me. And, I'm switching things up by sharing the "before" pictures first so you can immediately see the transformation!
So let's get started... below are a few pictures of the room when I was first asked to help decorate. Like most parents, my client found herself drowning in TOYS! She was really hoping to create a more mature, clutter-free and beautiful space for her 5 year old daughter.
You can see how there wasn't a lot of storage besides her closet for all of her things. I am so happy with the way this room turned out! Check out the "after" pictures below to see how we created a room that is pretty and playful, while still functional and clean.
The first step was to declutter and get rid of rarely or unused toys and other items that had collected over time. My client gets an A+ on this task. She really worked hard and did an amazing job! And for those toys that got to stay, we brought in a toy chest at the end of the bed to easily tuck them away at night. And I love that the toy chest also provides extra seating or a table for her daughter to play on!
Another big task was to have the room painted. The paint before was a little too bold and bright, so we toned it down by using Benjamin Moore Woodlawn Blue. This color is so beautiful and soothing! I also wanted to have the ceiling painted in the same color to make the room feel bigger and brighter. It made a huge difference! We were able to use the existing curtains and the new duvet cover helped tie all the colors together perfectly.
Our next big challenge was to have the existing furniture painted. The furniture had been in the family for years and they really loved that the bed also had a trundle bed below. Thankfully, Live Dwell Interiors brought these pieces back to life with a fresh coat of paint! We also swapped out the dresser/mirror combo for this hutch to add more space for my client's daughter to display her treasures.
I added some decorative hooks by the door for her back pack, jewelry, etc. which help keep the floor clean and free of clutter. I also hung some photo wire and clips by the window to display her arts and crafts.
The gallery wall is one of my favorites things in this room! We mixed some rustic elements with some family photos and this adorable dream catcher from Crate&kids (formerly Land of Nod).
The bedding was the main inspiration for this room. It's so fun and playful, and I just love all the pops of color!
And just to add some more storage, we brought in a new nightstand and a basket for all of her stuffed animals.
You can see how everything in the room now has a place!
Lastly, I added a few personal touches like the wooden letter "P," framed wall print and photos. The room truly feels like her own little sanctuary!
Thank you sweet "P" for allowing me to take over your room! You were so patient throughout the process and I hope you love it as much as I do!
Today on the blog I'm revealing our powder room makeover here in Pebble Creek! I had some friends over last week and they had the nicest things to say about this bathroom, so I thought it would be fun to share it with you all! It's actually been done for several months now but I finally pulled out my camera to snap a few pictures.
This bathroom was a complete gut job (scroll down to see the before pictures). Like many of the older homes in Pebble Creek, this bathroom was covered in wallpaper, which was then painted over. We had all the wallpaper removed and started with fresh walls and new texture. The paint alone brightens up the room!
Because this bathroom will be used by our guests, we wanted to add some fun elements like the penny tile, shiplap wall and farmhouse sink.
We also had a custom vanity built so we could use this classic white, vessel sink on top. We had a pedestal sink in our last house and wanted to switch things up here at our new house. We weren't sure what to use for the counter and finally decided on a stained wood. I was a little concerned about the wood being in a wet area but so far we have not had any issues!
It was hard to photograph the light fixture, but in this picture you can see we moved the electrical to the ceiling. I like the way the light hangs from the ceiling rather than the traditional vanity sconce above the mirror. And although most work was done by professionals, Bryan and I tackled the job of adding shiplap to the back wall. It wasn't too big of a project and we love how it turned out! I'm so thankful for my handy husband!
In order to keep the cabinets consistent, we replaced the doors on the upper cabinets so they would match our new vanity. You can see just a glimpse of the upper cabinets in the mirror above!
We went with a white penny tile on the floor and a light gray grout color. It looks so pretty with the gray walls! And I feel like the glass balls on the light fixture tie in with the penny tile... but that's probably something only I notice! Ha!
I wanted to keep the decor in here simple, so there's just a few counter accessories and this canvas art about "good friends." This was originally in our guest room, but I think it's perfect for our powder room too!
And now for the "before" pictures...
It was sooo dark in here! All the plumbing just looked and felt old. It was time for an update!
Why do I look so serious taking this photo?!
Here you can see what the original cabinet doors looked like.
What do you think of this bathroom makeover? Please feel free to leave a comment - I love reading them! Also, let me know if you have any questions about sources.
That's it for now! I hope to share more rooms with you soon!
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